An exploration into the structural causes of COVID-19, its nature and its timing, in the context of plunder and structural violence incentivised by the current political economy. Inequality, and all that flows from it, is a product of structure - institutional hierarchy and the consequent centralisation of wealth and power. The structure is changing with the advent of decentralised digital money (tokenisation) and the internet’s network effect that provides the stimulus and means to co-create inclusive modes of economic, political and social activity. Exchange value, exploited to maximise profits and centralise power, is giving way to use value as the criterion for success. Carried to its logical conclusion, this structural shift to an environment of distributed, self-organising networks will incentivise mutual support and co-creative development that will benefit everyone.